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What Cockpit? MK VI

Old 31st Dec 2012, 18:28
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Thank you. Beautiful panel on that Piper! Weather is okay today, 0C at the airport, -5C with the wind chill factor, (winds are westerly gusting to 18kts). +2C on my south-facing deck though, so I just might BBQ tonight..

Here is the next mystery cockpit:

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Old 31st Dec 2012, 19:31
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Cubs2jets " Aviate1138 - my career spanned from Cubs to jets."

C2J - sorry my attempt at subtlety didn't come off did it?

"Not calling the tune....." He who pays the Piper calls the tune.......

"Cub4jets." The J4 Cub was my hint.

Onwards and Upwards,

Happy New Year all Cockpiteers
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Old 31st Dec 2012, 19:34
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The Doolittle 'Blind Flying" Consolidated NY-2 perhaps?
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Old 31st Dec 2012, 19:37
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Yes, the Consolidated NY-2 Husky. You have control.
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Old 31st Dec 2012, 19:51
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aviate1138,

No need to apologise, I was just explaining my username. I got both of your "hints", but I didn't count.

May 2013 be a happy new year for all...

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Old 31st Dec 2012, 22:38
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Thanks C2j.

Not an unused cockpit on my horizon at present.

Open House.

Prosperous New Year all.
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Old 31st Dec 2012, 23:22
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Here's one not on Mel's list...



Happy New Year from the Southern Hemisphere!

(Now heading to work)
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Old 31st Dec 2012, 23:50
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Happy New Year cockpiteers! (I love that word)

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Old 1st Jan 2013, 10:32
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In Russian there are big notices saying do not open these doors in flight!
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Old 1st Jan 2013, 13:07
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Noyade,

I'd wager that it is one of Richard's designs, but I can't find a picture to validate.

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Old 1st Jan 2013, 18:36
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Richard's designs
Dunno who Richard is mate.

The chief designer was from Piper.
The chief engineer from Chance-Vought LTV.

There was a retractable undercarriage version and a few years later, a fixed gear one. This is the fixed gear cockpit.

Cheers.
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Old 2nd Jan 2013, 18:09
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From the outside....

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Old 2nd Jan 2013, 19:49
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Holly crap! That guy in the left seat looks exactly like my identical twin brother (if I had one).
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Old 3rd Jan 2013, 04:02
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(if I had one)
Parents sometimes lie Brian! Maybe it is your long lost twin brother, separated at birth?
Probably a cold-case to track him down now, but I can tell you what he was flying in 1992...if you like?
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Old 3rd Jan 2013, 18:39
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This is a perplexing challenge... but I, for one, am not ready for an answer yet.

May I ask, was there any Lopresti involvement?
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Old 3rd Jan 2013, 20:02
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G'day TheiC.

No, Mr Lopresti was not involved, but hey, he had an interesting career...

Roy LoPresti - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Don't know who Brian's twin is, but he keeps popping up when these aircraft are featured in old magazines...here he is again, with a new squeeze on the right and in the retractable undercarriage version...

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Old 3rd Jan 2013, 20:21
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Thank you... May I ask, is this a US design? I'm presuming a kit-built aircraft, not a factory production one?
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Old 3rd Jan 2013, 20:33
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Yes mate, the USA. Kit-build.

Described as an "egg with wings". From what I've read, a little controversial in magazines at the time as writers disbelieved the projected performance figures.

The designer was Jim Griswold.
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Old 3rd Jan 2013, 21:10
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Ah, I was getting quite close (I had another tab open on 'quest' when your clue came through...).

The Questair Venture.

I'll say OPEN HOUSE for now if I'm right.
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Old 3rd Jan 2013, 21:18
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The Questair Venture.
That'll do me mate. Cheers.

Mine was the version with legs, the Spirit...



Open House.
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